To Be or Not to Be? The Simple Guide to Conjugating and Using the French “To Be”


To be, or not to be. That is the question.” –“Hamlet”

“Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” –“Casablanca”

We’re the three best friends that anybody could have!” –“The

Need Help with French Conjunctions? Your Roadmap for Getting from Point A to B


One of the most eye-opening experiences I’ve had learning French came, ironically, from teaching English.

I was working in Quebec with government officials, and on the wall of our classroom was a list of “Do’s and Don’ts” (no food, pick …

How to Think About Cases in French: The Superhero’s Guide


Why would you touch a hot stove?

Why would you sign up for an 8 a.m. class on purpose?

Why, oh, why, would you ask about grammatical cases as a French student?

If you study a language like Russian or …

8 Ways to Ask “How Are You” in French: From Formal to Friendly


“Hello! How are you?”

“I’m fine, thank you. And you?”

This seems like a pretty basic conversation, right?

But, could you say those phrases in French?

Knowing how to ask “how are you?” is fundamental for meeting people or …

Let’s Put Pen to Paper and Master Written French


You’re sitting in a cafe in Paris, pencil in hand.

You came to France to write the next great French novel. The paper’s there facing you, waiting to record your masterpiece.

Now is the time and the place …

The Simple Guide to Mastering French Possessive Pronouns


Think fast.

Do you actually know what a possessive pronoun is?

Be honest. No cheating. And no hitting the back button or closing the window.

Trust me, the world of grammar is no kinder outside of this blog post.

Is …

Say What? The Ultimate Guide to French Questions


Imagine the scenario: You’re in French class. And you need help.

What do you do?

You ask a question, of course!

But wait—learning French should be immersive. In other words, it should be done in French. So …